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Stressing on the intensification of inspection campaigns and the availability of goods on the market, PACP Chairman follows up efforts to receive the Salalah Tourist Season 2019

11/07/2019



Dr. Saeed bin Khamis Al Kaabi, Chairman of the Public Authority for Consumer Protection (PACP)

 

, visited the Dhofar Governorate on 10 July 2019 in order to follow up the markets of the governorate in all aspects related to the work of the Authority and its achievement in the field and the preparations and efforts exerted by the Authority to receive the Salalah Tourism season 2019.

During the visit, His Excellency met with the cadres of the Consumer Protection Department in Salalah where he praised their efforts in monitoring and observing the markets and controlling all those who seek to violate the laws and legislations and encourage them to make more efforts and continue in this approach for their society and their homeland. He stressed the importance of intensifying the inspection campaigns on the markets during the autumn season with the importance of monitoring the movement of prices and ensure the stability, in view of the active commercial movement witnessed in the markets of the Governorate during this period for the influx of many tourists from inside and outside the Sultanate.

His Excellency visited a number of shops and commercial centers to learn more closely about their application to the laws, decisions and regulations of consumer protection and to ensure that there is no overstatement of prices for various commodities. He also stressed the importance of commitment to credibility and transparency with consumers, in addition to the importance of placing prices on all goods so that the consumer is knowledgeable and know to determine its options, which are the original rights guaranteed by the law of consumer protection, and not to exploit the season to raise prices.

 

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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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