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In (Knowledge of my rights in a protection for me) project: various awareness programs in several private schools Al-Sharqiyah South

16/04/2018

The Consumer Protection Department of Al-Sharqiyah South Governorate continues its awareness programs for private school students targeted by (Knowledge of my rights in a protection for me) competition, to raise a generation that is aware of consumer issues and reinforce safe consumer culture among the segments of the community

 

The program included lectures and special programs for the young consumers that included a definition of PACP role, rights and duties as consumers, and encouragement for the students to support the consumer awareness in various segments of the community, as well as, the importance of active social media networks usage to spread consumer culture. 

The programs also included awareness campaigns, and inspection visits to the malls to familiarize the students of their rights and duties as stipulated by the laws and  the methods of safe shopping.

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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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