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Consumer Protection at Seeb organizes awareness lectures

16/05/2019

The Department of Consumer Protection at Seeb has recently organized awareness lectures at Aisha Al-Rasbeya Basic School, Al-Tafawiq Basic School and Al-Yazd Basic School, within the framework of the awareness plan of the Public Authority for Consumer Protection (PACP) to spread consumer awareness to all segments of society.
 

 


The lectures were given by Najla Al-Khalili, the acting head of the Section of Public Information at the Department, which dealt with a number of topics such as the definition of the Authority and its objectives, its role in consumer protection and its efforts to preserve all consumer rights and ensure quality in goods and services in local markets. She also addressed how to submit complaints and communications and how the PACP deal with them. She also addressed the rights and duties of the consumer through the use of educational and recreational activities and the screening of awareness films for the small consumer.

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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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