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To increase awareness amongst the new generations Consumer Protection Sur organizes an awareness programme on e-shopping

08/03/2017


Consumer Protection Sharqiya South recently organized an awareness programme for a number of schools in the governorate, to celebrate the Gulf Consumer Week. The programme aimed to increase awareness in consumer protection issues, and included lectures with the theme “e-shopping”.

 

The programme was arranged in several schools, including Al Marwa School for basic education, Sur, Al Rafaa for basic education, Jalan Bani Bu Hassan, Al Asala for basic education, Falaj Al Mashayeikh, and Habib bin Zeid School in Jalan Bani Bu Ali, in addition to the government employees in Masira.
The programme introduced the students and government employees to the process of purchase, which includes verification of production date for foodstuff, e-shopping and its most important features and challenges and how to protect themselves against negative impact of e-shopping, and concluded by distributing several awareness publications.

 

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CONSUMER LINE

 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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