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Awareness lectures to spread consumer awareness in Al Seeb

22/04/2019


The Department of Consumer Protection in Al Seeb has recently organized awareness lectures in a number of schools in Al Seeb to spread the consumer awareness of all segments of society.

 

 

The lectures dealt with a number of topics, including the definition of the Authority and its objectives, the role it plays in consumer protection, and its efforts to preserve all the rights of consumers and to ensure the quality of goods and services in the local markets. The methods of submitting complaints and communications, how the Commission dealt with them and the definition of counterfeit goods, duplicate and original goods, prohibited and non-conforming materials and standards were also discussed. The PACP's website, programs and electronic applications were also introduced, in addition to the services provided by the PACP.
Educational and recreational activities, some innovative games that promote student consumer culture, and a series of awareness films for the small consumer were also used. A number of leaflets and brochures were also distributed.

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 No one imagined that greed and deviousness would reach such a staggering level that thought exist only in movies and investigative drama shows , yet it became a stark reality when some merchants sought to make a profit on the account of health and safety of the young and adults alike utilizing the God-given intellect that they posses into destruction and evil instead of serving public good , the devious plan used ( Back to school ) season by carving holes inside books and hiding chewing tobacco inside in away from the inspectors notice targeting the younger generation with these destructive materials that effect the health , mind and safety of our kids .
 The Judicial officers noticed that consumers come very frequently to a specific shop during one of the inspection tours which raised their suspicions to strengthening the monitoring and follow up on that matter , students were spotted in the shop as well , the Officers expediently intervened to inspect the shop , the inspection did not reveal anything at first , however , the officers noticed a stack of books and decided to inspect it , surprisingly , they found more than 600 pouches of chewing tobacco on its way to be sold and distributed on consumers and students , the officers immediately issued a violation and referred the case to the General Prosecution to deal with the matter as per the Law


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