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In the framework of joint cooperation between government and private agencies Two awareness lectures to promote consumer awareness in South Batinah Governorate

01/08/2019


The Department of Consumer Protection in South Batinah Governorate in cooperation with the Department of Endowments and Religious Affairs in Al-Rustaq

 

and the Sunni Sports Team organized two awareness lectures in the Sunni mosque for men and the other in Al-Sa'ada area for the Holy Quran. This comes in the framework of joint cooperation between government and private sectors in order to enhance the level of consumer awareness among different segments of society.

During the two lectures, a number of topics were discussed, including the definition of the tasks, objectives and competences of the Public Authority for Consumer Protection. A number of the Authority’s decisions were also reviewed and highlighted. The concept of recalls was also introduced and samples of the goods mentioned were presented.

The two lectures were accompanied by an exhibition of infringing goods such as non-conforming goods, clothing and accessories that included some images and slogans against public morals, in addition to presenting a number of counterfeit and original goods and identifying different ways of distinguishing them. A series of publications 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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