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Consumer Protection in Dhofar participates in an awareness exhibition on traffic safety

31/07/2019



The Department of Consumer Protection in Dhofar has recently participated in the activities of the Royal Court Affairs for the year 2019

 

held at the Sultan Qaboos Youth and Culture Complex in Salalah under the patronage of His Excellency Sheikh Saeed bin Hilal bin Ali Al Khalili, Head of Planning and Human Resources Affairs. This participation comes within the framework of continued cooperation between the Authority and various governmental institutions in the Sultanate.

The Department participated in an awareness exhibition on traffic safety, which included models of new and used tires to identify how to differentiate them, as well as an explanation of how tires are made. It also offered a range of original and counterfeit spare parts for vehicle brake panels to make the public aware of their direct impact on road accidents. During the exhibition, decision No. 257/2015 on the prohibition of the sale and circulation of used tires was introduced.

It is worth mentioning that this participation comes in line with the awareness activities carried out by the Department during the autumn season of Salalah Tourism 2019 to spread consumer awareness.

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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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