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Ibri: awareness lectures to reinforce consumer culture


The Consumer Protection Department in Al-Dhahira Governorate has recently organized several awareness lectures regarding safe consumer culture in Fida school, and Al-Ghalia Bint Nassir schools for basic education and in the Omani Women's Association in Yanqil, in order to reinforce the awareness of consumers in their different categories of their rights and duties.



The lectures included basic topics such as an introduction of the rights, and duties of the consumers, correct shopping methods, emphasis on economy in spending, as well as, some guidelines for the consumers with focus on buying the necessities, comparing and differentiating between the available alternatives in the markets to choose the best and the most price-appropriate. The lectures also included discussions with the audience regarding the most important problems that they face during shopping, how to solve such problems and avoid them. The lectures also included distribution of a number of awareness-raising publications that may contribute to enhancing consumer awareness of the consumer culture.


 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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