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Dhofar: Consumer Protection organizes a lecture regarding the PACP control roles and jurisdictions


The Consumer Protection Department in Dhofar Governorate organized an awareness lecture for a number of the Royal Army of Oman’s personnel in Umm AL Ghawarif Military Base in Salalah


 in coordination with the 11th Infantry Brigade of the Royal Army of Oman, as a part of the Security Reinforcement Program for the units of the Royal Army of Oman, to raise consumption awareness among the officers and provide them with basic information regarding the principles of consumer protection.   
The lecture was presented by Mr.Ahmed Mohammed Hootti Al-Shahri, Head of PACP’s Legal Affairs Department in charge, he covered many aspects such as: an introduction of PACP and its objectives, control roles, jurisdictions, works, the most important cases and seizures it has conducted. He also gave an extensive explanation of the Consumer Protection Law as promulgated by Royal Decree No. 66/2014 and displayed samples of acts and practices that violate the law, such as: dealing with any commodity and rendering any service prior to meeting all the health and safety requirements, not providing correct information to the consumers by the providers, disrespecting religious values, norms and traditions in the provision of any commodity or any service.
‏The lecture also included discussions and a Q&A about consumer protection aspects


 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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