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In order to inculcate a safe consumer culture among young people “The role of the small consumer” awareness lectures held at two schools in Seeb

11/12/2019

The Department of Consumer Protection at Al-Seeb has recently organized a series of awareness lectures on “The Role of the Small Consumer” at Al-Kawthar School for Basic Education and Ru’a Al Mustaqbal School for Basic Education, with the aim of inculcating a safe consumer culture among young people. This comes as part of its efforts to enhance cooperation with various government and community agencies to deliver its awareness message, spread a safe consumer culture among members of society and introduce them to the efforts made.

 

Najla Al-Khalili, Head of the Department of Information in the Department, delivered these lectures. She touched on a number of axes, including introducing the Public Authority for Consumer Protection, and providing some advice and guidance for safe shopping such as emphasizing the importance of reading the data card and the dates of product validity, in addition to stressing the need to maintain the purchase invoice to ensure their rights. She also addressed the methods for submitting complaints and reports, showing samples of some of the goods that were seized. Some awareness publications of interest to the small consumers were also distributed.

 

 

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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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