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“Consumer Protection” at Barka continues its awareness program


The Consumer Protection Department in Barka has recently held an awareness lecture entitled “Consumer Rights and Duties” at Al-Fureish Mosque, aiming to spread the consumer culture among different segments of the society and introduce them to their rights and duties as consumers.



The lecture was given by Yousuf bin Ahmed Al Riyami, Assistant Director of the Department, in which he dealt with a number of axes such as the definition of consumer rights, which was approved by the law such as the right to education and listening to his views, safety, free choice, compensation, satisfying his basic needs and living in a healthy environment. In addition, he also addressed the duties of the consumer during the purchase, such as checking the product and confirming the date of validity and contents, in addition to the need to read the identification card and verify the sources of the commodity and the country of origin and its components as well as the need to make sure that the item is free of visible and hidden defects and not to follow the shaded ads.
Al Riyami also addressed some tips for successful shopping such as defining a list of goods to be purchased and commitment to it, and the need to stay away from promotional offers and shaded advertisements in addition to the introduction of the correct shopping methods such as not rushing to buy goods of unknown origin, and not to trust the oral notes, and the need to examine the item and ensure its safety. A group of counterfeit and forged goods that were seized in the markets supervised by the Department were also displayed.


 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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