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Suhar: recovery of approximately OMR 70,000 during the 1st half of 2017 in Consumer Protection


The statistical indexes report issued by the Department of Studies and Development at the Directorate General of Consumer Protection in Al-Batinah North Governorate indicated that the Directorate was able to recover OMR 68,810.710 in the first half of 2017, as a part of the directorate efforts to conduct its duties and return the rights to the consumers.


Mr. Abdul Rahman Salem Al-Qasimi, the Director General of Consumer Protection stated that the recovered amounts were from various sectors including cars and car services, tires, spare parts and car maintenance workshops. The total recovered amount from these sectors was OMR 8,323, while the recovered amount from manpower recruitment was OMR 19,640, the total recovered amount from electric and electronic devices, mobile phones and mobile phone services and clothing, watches, jewelry and accessories was OMR 6,313.200.
Mr. Al-Qasimi added: That OMR 350 was recovered from travel and tourism offices for not properly providing services as agreed on, while OMR 17,902.500 recovered from contracting, building materials, aluminum and blacksmithing workshops, and from furniture and carpet shops for stalling in delivery and breach of contract, while, OMR 4,882.010 was recovered from other sectors.
Mr. Al-Qasimi confirmed that the directorate is continuously monitoring the markets and will take every effort to develop its endeavors, calling everyone to cooperate in order to create a safe market in which the consumers can be comfortable and reassured


 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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