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Khasab: Inspection and awareness campaign in Kamzar marine village

03/05/2018


The Consumer Protection Department in Khasab has recently organized an inspection and awareness campaign in Kamzar village in wilayat of Khasab, which reflects the department care in terms of maintaining a safe consumer market, and to instill safe consumer culture among the members of the community.
 

 


The department presented a lecture regarding the rights and duties of the consumers in Muhammad Bin Al-Saleh Al-Muntafaki school for Basic Education. The lecture covered PACP jurisdictions and role in promoting safe consumer culture among all members of the community of different age categories, rights and duties in addition to other topics such as the differentiation between original and counterfeit commodities and safe shopping techniques such as reading the validity date and nutrition information.
The inspection campaigns included a number of commercial venues in Kamzar marine village which is a 45 minute away from Khasab by boat. This comes in an effort to make the market secure and free of anything that might harm the health and safety of the consumers, the inspection confirmed the safety of the featured products and ensured not raising the prices of the commodities due to the location of the village since it is far from the wilayat center.  
 

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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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