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“Consumer Protection” in Sur participates in “Summer Inspiration” Forum

16/07/2019

The Department of Consumer Protection in South Sharqiyah Governorate has recently participated in the "Summer Inspiration" forum organized by the Manba’ al-Khair School for Basic Education in the Wilayat of Al-Wafi, with the aim of enriching the awareness and educational aspect of the small consumer.

 

 

The Department participated in the presentation of an awareness lecture, which included a number of topics, including: the definition of the competences of the Authority and the rights and duties of the consumer, in addition to providing a range of awareness tips such as the emphasis on the need to read the data card and the date of validity of goods, and the importance of keeping the purchase invoice and methods of filing complaints and communications in case of the violation of consumer rights. The participation also included a field visit to a commercial center in the Wilayat accompanied by the participating students and introducing them to the correct procurement mechanism. Some of the items written on goods have been made clear to the success of the shopping process and the promotion of the safe consumer culture among consumers in general.

 

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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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