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Through amicable settlement.. More than OMR 1,000 recovered for consumers in Barka

08/02/2017

Consumer Protection Barka recently arranged amicable settlements between consumers and two manpower recruitment companies, and it was agreed to refund OMR 1,270 to the consumers.

 

It started when the consumers complained against the recruitment agencies stating that the companies delayed and procrastinated completing their transactions on time, in addition of not answering their telephone calls. The management of the two companies were summoned to discuss the claims of the complainants which was established, and accordingly an amicable settlement was reached for refunding OMR 700 to the first consumer, and OMR 570 to the second consumer.
Mr. Ahmed Salih Al Zidjali, Director of Consumer Protection, Barka, stated that many complaints were settled amicably, calling on the companies to observe the agreed delivery time and specifications.

 

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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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