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“Consumer Protection” at Al Seeb gives a lecture at Aisha bint Masoud Al Amriya School

25/12/2018



In cooperation with the Office of Educational Supervision, the Consumer Protection Department in Al Seeb has recently organized an awareness lecture on the role of the Public Authority for Consumer Protection at Aisha Bint Masoud Al Amriya Basic Education School in Al Mubailah

 

. The lecture aims at spreading the culture of safe consumption among all segments of the society, based on the belief of the Authority in the importance of partnership with various governmental and private institutions in the Sultanate.
The lecture addressed a number of topics, including the introduction of the Authority and its objectives, its efforts in protecting consumers and preserving their rights, and its role in ensuring the availability of all goods and services in the markets. It also defined how to submit complaints and reports to the Authority and the mechanism of dealing with them, in addition to the introduction to the rights and obligations of the consumer using educational and recreational activities. Some of the awareness films for the small consumer were also shown, and some entertainment games were conducted to promote consumer culture among students.
The lecture was also accompanied with a mini-awareness exhibition that included some original and counterfeit goods, samples of a number of goods seized in the markets, informing students with the reasons why they are seized and how to distinguish between original and counterfeit goods.

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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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