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Recovery of more than OMR 22,000 for consumers in Seeb

16/09/2018

The Consumer Protection Department in Seeb was able to recover more than OMR 22,000 for consumers in August 2018. These recovered amounts are a part of the exerted efforts by the department to solve the consumers complaints. 

 

the recovered amounts came from different businesses, with manpower recruitment services topping the list with OMR 12335, contracting and building materials OMR 4649.4 approx., aluminum, blacksmithing and carpentry workshops OMR 3250, car maintenance workshops OMR 875, Spare parts OMR 380, while the total of the recovered amounts from electric and electronic devices shops, Phone and phone services, textile and clothing and other services was OMR 846 approx.                                                                                                                   

Mr. Ziad Al-Wuhaibi, the Head of the Department stated that these recovered amounts represent a result of the department efforts to protect the right of the consumers in all sectors through various available means, he further indicated that the department is working tirelessly to protect the rights of the consumers as per the legal procedures applicable in that regard.

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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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