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Consumer Protection in Dibba Participates in “Responsible Citizen” Summer Program

09/07/2019


The Department of Consumer Protection participated in “Responsible Citizen” Summer Program 2018 for the school students of Sakina bint Al-Hussein Secondary School in Dibba and Al-Nasr Primary School in Madha as part of the efforts of the Department to educate consumers and promote their healthy consumer culture.

 

 


The participation included a number of awareness-raising activities to enhance the students' skills and invest their creative energies to achieve a number of objectives, foremost of which is to inculcate the concepts of pride in the country and its leader, and to educate them as consumers in exercising their rightful consumer rights and to report violations to contribute directly to achieving a safe consumer market.

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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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