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Seeb: Consumer Protection organizes an awareness lecture as a part of a program for school students

27/12/2018


The Consumer Protection Department in Seeb has recently organized an awareness lecture in Jawharat Muscat School for Basic Education

 

 

regarding PACP role in cooperation with the Education Supervision of the Ministry of Education as part of its awareness program for school students in order to consolidate consumer culture and promote healthy and safe shopping habits.
The lecture was presented by Ms. Najla Al Khalili, A Specialist in Market Control in the Department included an introduction of PACP and PACP role, ways to lodge complaints and reports, a focus on the importance of reading the labels, seized goods and reasons for seizure, validity dates as well as the necessity of keeping the purchase invoice to protect the right of the consumers. PACP awareness publications that concern the consumers were also distributed.
This lecture is part of a series of lectures conducted by the Department as part of its awareness program to spread the culture of safe consumption among 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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