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Introducing school students to the supervisory role of the PACP in Al Seeb

06/12/2018

The Department of Consumer Protection in Al Seeb has recently received students of Rehab Al Ma’rifah School for Basic Education in Al Seeb to learn about the role of the Public Authority for Consumer Protection (PACP) and its specialties.

 

 

During the visit, the students learned about the role played by the department and its sections as well as the mechanism of work. Najla Al-Khalilia, a coordination and follow-up specialist, also gave a lecture in which she introduced the students to the Public Authority for Consumer Protection and its roles and how to file complaints and notifications. She also presented samples of goods seized in the market with the reasons for their seizure. She also provided a number of tips for proper shopping such as making sure the importance of reading the data card and the dates of validity of the product, and the need to maintain the purchase bill to ensure the consumer's right. At the end of the visit, a series of publications on consumer awareness were distributed.
This visit comes within the framework of cooperation between the PACP and other various governmental and private institutions, in order to spread the culture of safe consumption among the different segments of society.

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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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