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The initiative “we will reach you wherever you are” is introduced at Al Hoqain


The Consumer Protection Department of Al Rustaq recently organized awareness events for the villages of Al Hoqain as part of the "we will reach you wherever you are" initiative, aimed at spreading consumer awareness and culture and informing consumers of their rights and duties.


The events included the presentation of a paper entitled “Consciously consume and know your rights”, in the hall of Al Hoqain Sporting and Cultural Club. The paper included a number of topics, including an introduction to the Authority and its terms of reference, the introduction to consumer protection law issued by Royal Decree No. 66/2014 and its executive regulations, some resolutions on banning the circulation of some commodities, highlighting consumer rights approved by legislation and laws. Additionally, the paper included as the introduction to complaints mechanism and communications, accompanied with some  photographs of some of the Authority’s seizures, and the presentation of a number of awareness films.


 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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