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“Hand in hand for a conscious consumer” Awareness campaign for students of Al Mu’taridh Basic Education School


The Consumer Protection Department in Ibra has recently organized an awareness campaign for students of Al- Mu’taridh Basic Education School (4-10) entitled “Hand in hand for a conscious consumer”. This is within the framework of the Public Authority for Consumer Protection's keenness to promote the consumer culture among students in order to create a consumer-conscious generation.


The campaign included an awareness lecture, which included a number of axes, including the definition of consumer rights approved by the law, and the steps to be followed by the consumer during shopping, such as examining the commodity before buying, and checking the date of validity and contents, in addition to highlighting the effect of the misleading ads on the consumer. The lecture was also accompanied by an awareness exhibition which included the presentation of samples of seized goods in the market such as fake, expired or counterfeit goods.


This campaign comes within a series of activities and events carried out by the Public Authority for Consumer Protection within the framework of promoting consumer culture among various segments of society in cooperation with various government and private institutions.



 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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