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In 2016.. Consumer Protection recovers over OMR 1.5 million for consumers

09/02/2017

In 2016 the Public Authority for Consumer Protection managed to recover more than OMR 1.5 million and return 1141 goods for consumers throughout Oman, as reported in the statistical indicator report, published by the D. G. of Studies and Development. Such recoveries are within the PACP efforts to solve the complaints received through various media.

 

Dr. Khalfan Mohammed Al Mabsali, Director of Market Study and Research, stated that PACP, with all its directorates and management, contributed in the funds recovery to the consumers. PACP head office recovered OMR 548,471, followed by Salalah with OMR 292,684, Seeb recovered OMR 149,614, Sohar OMR 137,634 and Consumer Protection, Ibri, recovered OMR 131,577.
“Directorate of Nizwa recovered OMR 85,081, followed by Ibra with OMR 87,438, Barka recovered OMR 65,519.900 followed by Bureimi with OMR 40,509 while Sharkiya East recovered OMR 31,589 followed by Rustaq with OMR 22,647 and Khasab recovered OMR 1,074, Al Wosta recovered OMR 550 and Directorate of Diba recovered OMR 427.” Dr. Al Mabsali added.
Dr. Al Mabsali said that “PACP also managed to return 1141 goods throughout Oman, of varied types, and the tires came first in returning them with 273 tires, then electrical and electronic goods with 371 appliances, other goods 226, followed by telephones with 218, and 81 car parts returned, and the last position was for the vehicles with 72 vehicles returned.

 

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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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