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To promote consumer culture Awareness lecture at Abu Bakr Al-Siddiq Mosque in Buraimi

30/05/2019



The Department of Consumer Protection in Al Buraimi Governorate has recently held a lecture on women and children in Abu Bakr Al-Siddiq Mosque in a series of awareness events organized by the Department during this holy month for different segments of the society in order to spread the culture of awareness of consumer rights and duties.

 

 

The lecture included a number of topics, including promotion of consumer culture, the fundamentals of purchasing processes, which include checking the quality of the products and their validity, checking the price of the item on the shelf and when purchasing, and the culture of keeping invoices. Children were also introduced to consumer rights enshrined in the law.

A number of management seizures were also presented, such as expired goods, prohibited and non-conforming materials, comparison of original and counterfeit goods, as well as the definition of the services of the Authority and the manner and procedure of filing a complaint.

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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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