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"Consumer Protection" participates in the "Activities" in Rustaq within its social responsibility programs

25/12/2019

The Consumer Protection Department in the Al-Batinah South Governorate in Rustaq recently participated in the activities of the Usaid Bin Hudair School for Primary Education, with the aim of spreading awareness and sound consumer culture, and introducing students to their consumer rights and duties.

 

 

Participation was to provide an awareness lecture about (consumer rights) in which the authority and its competencies were introduced, as was the definition of the Consumer Protection Law promulgated by Royal Decree No. (66/2014) and its executive regulations and some decisions issued regarding the ban on the circulation of some commodities, as well as touching on Consumer rights and the guarantees provided by the authority to obtain consumer rights, and the mechanism for submitting complaints, communications, goods and services covered by the guarantee.

On the sidelines of the lecture, an exhibition of goods and services in violation of the Consumer Protection Law was held, which varied between misleading offers, non-smoked chewed tobacco, and goods that were decided to withdraw from the market for lack of conformity with specifications. In conclusion, a number of brochures and awareness materials issued by the authority were distributed.

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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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