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Consumer Protection continues its cultural and awareness programs during the holy month of Ramadan

13/06/2017

Consumer Protection in Al Rustaq organized a cultural awareness program recently in Al-Tashreef School for Holy Quran in cooperation with Al-Shaiba Medical Center, this program is one of the cultural and awareness programs by Consumer Protection targeting different segments of society.

 

The program included several activities including a lecture titled “shop with awareness” presented by Fakhria Al-Harassi, an employee in the media department at the Consumer Protection. The lecture covered several aspects that concern the consumers during Ramadan such as: choosing the right time for shopping, the necessity of making a shopping list, not being influenced by misleading advertisements and avoiding them, the lecture also covered avoiding wastefulness and excessiveness that are usually associated with the Holy Month.
The program also included two workshops by Abeer Al-Fazari and Khalisa Al-Ghasani, who are services and goods quality control experts with the Consumer Protection, the workshops covered a number of aspects such as the goods that are noncompliant with the specifications, how to identify, avoid and report these goods if they were spotted in the markets. The workshops also included defining counterfeit and adulterated goods.
Nahid Al-Bulushi services and goods quality control expert, defined how to differentiate between misleading and legitimate promotions in the markets through correct calculations in addition to an explanation about dates and how to know if they were re-written

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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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