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Through a comprehensive action plan “Consumer Protection” in South Sharqiyah and Al Wusta completes preparations for tropical storm Hikka

25/09/2019

The departments of Consumer Protection in South Sharqiyah and Al Wusta Governorates have completed their preparations for the tropical storm Hikka through the development of a comprehensive plan of action. It includes several procedures, including the formation of alternate teams and communication with the owners of various commercial institutions to ensure the availability of basic goods and the non-passive exploitation by some suppliers, through the development of an action plan. The plan included the formation of alternate teams covering markets to cover two morning and evening shifts; and a team to receive and follow up consumer reports.

 

They also reached out to various commercial establishments and agreed to ensure the availability of basic goods and not to exploit the negative situation through some practices such as raising prices to exploit the need of people. They also ensured that there was direct coordination with the civil defense subcommittees and other institutions to follow up on the tropical situation and the urgent intervention required. They also coordinated with the offices of the walis to ensure the availability of basic commodities in the Wilayats and other matters that require follow-up and preparedness.

 

The Authority urges consumers to communicate with the Authority's departments in case of any violations that infringe on their rights, and to report any negative practices they may notice.

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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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