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“Consumer Protection” participates in Clubs Camp Youth in Dakhiliah

25/07/2019


The Department of Consumer Protection in Dakhiliah has participated in the Clubs Youth Camp organized by the Ministry of Sports Affairs.

 

The participation was part of the Public Authority for Consumer Protection represented by its various directorates and departments to participate in various events and activities organized by various governmental and private institutions in all governorates of the Sultanate in order to achieve social partnership among them, and the dissemination of consumer culture among different groups of society.

The Department organized a visit to the members of the Clubs Youth Club to a commercial center in the Wilayat of Nizwa, where the participants were briefed on the functions of the Authority in the control of markets and commercial centers, and the steps followed by the inspectors during their inspection campaigns. They were also introduced to the steps of safe shopping which consumers should follow.

 

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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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