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Coinciding with Professional Week Program Consumer Protection in Sur: Awareness Lectures on “Consumer Rights and Duties”

26/08/2019

The Department of Consumer Protection in South Sharqiyah has recently organized awareness lectures entitled “Consumer Rights and Duties” for the administrative and teaching authority of a number of schools in the governorate in conjunction with the professional week program organized by the Ministry of Education.

 

During the lectures, the authority's terms of reference and roles as well as consumer rights and duties were introduced. In addition, the importance of reading data in goods and obtaining a purchase bill were introduced. They also introduced how to file a complaint and report irregularities. The issue of choosing clothes in accordance with the privacy of society, and the need to stay away from the purchase of clothes that carry phrases that do not correspond to the traditions of conservative society, or shameless phrases, was also addressed. The focus was also on the definition of prohibited goods by displaying samples of some of the goods seized in the market and in conclusion a number of the Authority's awareness publications were distributed to the audience. 

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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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