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Sur: Consumer Protection organizes awareness program for young consumers to promote consumer culture

25/12/2018


 

The Consumer Protection Department in Sur has organized an awareness program regarding the “Rights and Duties of Consumers”

 

 

targeting students from Sur Private School and Sheikh Abdullah Qassim School for Basic Education for boys to promote safe consumer culture among members of the community and to define the rights and duties of the consumers.
The program included a number of topics such as: an overview of PACP, definition of the rights and duties of consumers through reading kids stories, awareness tips emphasizing the importance of reading the labels and not buying any commodity without reading the validity date first, not buying from street vendors, the necessity of keeping the invoice to protect consumers rights in ways that are compatible with their age. PACP awareness materials were also distributed to the audience.

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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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