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Delegation of Trainee Officers visits PACP

17/11/2013

A delegation from Officers Training School, affiliated to the Royal Army of Oman, made a visit to the main premises of the Public Authority for Consumer Protection (PACP); to explore the efforts done by the PACP for the safety and welfare of consumer and the tools and means used for consumer protection. 

 

The delegation toured a number of the departments; visiting the Counterfeit Goods Exhibition, where the delegation was briefed on the methods of recognizing counterfeit goods and commodities.   At the complaints department, the delegation created an idea about the mechanisms of submitting complaints and reports to the PACP.
Khaled Al Rashdi, Director of Media Dept presented a comprehensive view in regard with tools and means used for wide spreading knowledge and educating consumer in Oman; such as the traditional media platforms (newspapers, Radio and TV), and the social media tools (PACP's website and accounts and pages on Facebook and Youtube).  

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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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