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The head of "Consumer Protection" confirms the latest developments in the organization's work during his meeting with managers of governorates' managers and departments

19/12/2019

H.E. Dr. said Bin Khamis Al Kaabi, Chairman of the General Organization for Consumer Protection, held yesterday morning a meeting with the directors of general and managers of the departments of the Authority in the various governorates of the Sultanate. This is to keep up-to-date on the work related to the functions and roles of the Authority in the service of the community, and to listen to the work of each Directorate and to manage and exchange views on market realities and related issues.

 

During the meeting, he noted the importance of monitoring the latest developments in local markets in each governorate, following up on the movement and prices of goods, stressing the need to improve job performance and develop self-compliance standards, noting the importance of permanent presence in markets to follow up market movement and follow up consumer complaints and reports about violations or abuses. Monitoring field teams are intensified to deter any attempt to bypass and to refer violators to the competent authorities.

His Excellency at the meeting praised the appreciated efforts exerted by all the cadres of the authority in the various workplaces in the Sultanate's governorates, valuing the great role they play in serving their country and society in this field, drawing inspiration from the lofty words and directives of the builder of this country and his patron, His Majesty Sultan Qaboos bin Said, may God protect him.

The meeting comes within the framework of a series of periodic meetings held by the Authority to know the latest developments in the local markets, review the current policies followed and discuss future plans for its future work.

 

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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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