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“Hand in hand for a conscious consumer” awareness campaign to protect consumer in Ibra


The Consumer Protection Department in Ibra has organized an awareness campaign entitled “Hand in hand for a conscious consumer” for students of Al-Thabiti School for Basic Education in the framework of the Public Authority for Consumer Protection to contribute to the creation of a generation aware of its values, recognizing the laws that regulate his life, gaining the positive consumer culture that enables him to be a rational consumer. This comes in in the framework of enhancing joint cooperation with various governmental and private institutions in order to support and promote everything that would serve the country.



The Department participated with an awareness exhibition that included samples of seized, forged, expired and counterfeit goods that were withdrawn from the market. Consumer rights in the law were also introduced, including the right to education, the right to listen to opinions, the right to safety, and the right to know and get an invoice in Arabic. It also referred to the most important duties that must be followed by the consumer during the purchase such as checking the commodity before buying, and to ensure the date of validity, and its contents as well as advertising and the accompanying misleading consumer.


In addition, the Consumer Protection Department in North Sharqiyah Governorate implemented an awareness program for the small consumer at Al-Hamm School for Basic Education in the Wilayat of Bidiya. It aimed to educate the school students and raise their cultural and knowledge level and acquire them with some correct consumer skills such as writing lists of purchases, the importance of reading the dates of production and expiration, and acquiring the purchase invoice, and the method of food preservation and other issues and awareness topics. The eight consumer rights were also introduced.


 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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