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In order to spread consumer awareness Awareness lecture at Thumrait Air Base

08/09/2019

The Department of Consumer Protection in the Governorate of Dhofar has recently delivered an awareness lecture at Thumrait Air Base to a number of members of the Royal Air Force of Oman, in order to spread consumer awareness among them and provide them with information about the functions and roles of the Public Authority for Consumer Protection. This lecture comes within the cultural activities program of Thumrait Air Base.

 

 

The lecture was delivered by Emad bin Oufit Al-Mardouf, a media specialist at the Department, who addressed a number of topics such as introducing the Public Authority for Consumer Protection, its objectives, competencies and oversight and awareness roles, introducing consumer rights and the duties of the provider and some decisions issued by the Authority. He also addressed the mechanism for receiving complaints and reports from consumers and dealing with them to resolve them. 

 

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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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