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During the first quarter of this year 2019 Consumer Protection in Barka Recovers more than OMR 21,000

22/04/2019


The Consumer Protection Department in Barka has managed to recover OMR 21,602 for a number of consumers, according to the Statistical Indicators Report for the first quarter of 2019. These recovers were part of the Department’s efforts to resolve complaints in a friendly and satisfactory manner.

 

 

The refunds were distributed to a number of sectors according to complaints from consumers. The labor services sector came at the top of these sectors with a total of OMR 8,670, followed by travel and tourism services with OMR 4,143. A total of OMR 3,620 was recovered in the furniture sector, while OMR 2,019 in the construction and construction materials sector and OMR 1,340 in the aluminum, blacksmithing and carpentry sector. The rest of the remaining refunds was distributed among the other sectors.

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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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