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Sur: awareness lecture to promote consumer culture

29/10/2017

The Consumer Protection Department in Al-Sharqiyah South Governorate, has organized an awareness lecture with regards to the rights and duties of the consumers, for the students of Abdulla bin Al-Zubair School for Basic Education in Jalan Bani Bu Ali, in order to outline the rights of the consumers and promote the consumer culture among the school students.

 

The lecture was presented by: Mr.Said Al-Ghanbousi, a specialist in commodities and services quality control, and Mr. Abdullah Al-Mughairfi from the Awareness and Media Division, they covered an introduction of PACP, the rights and duties of the consumers, the importance of receiving a purchase invoice and warranty papers then PACP awareness leaflets were distributed to the audience.
This lecture is a part of a series of events and functions implemented by PACP to spread safe consumer culture, and raise the consumers awareness of their rights and duties.

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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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