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To spread safe consumer culture “Consumer Protection” in South Sharqiyah launches (Know Your Right) awareness campaign

20/05/2019


The Consumer Protection Department in Sur has launched the second edition of its awareness campaign “Now Your Right” aimed at traders and consumers in the centers and commercial markets in the governorate in order to enhance their awareness of their rights and duties and instill a safe consumer culture.

 

 

The campaign included visits to markets and shops in order to familiarize traders with the importance of implementing Articles 15, 16 and 17 of the Consumer Law and raise their awareness in the process of legal and safe selling and buying, in addition to informing consumers about their rights guaranteed by the Consumer Protection Law such as the right to receive an invoice in Arabic, the right to exchange and return, the right to security, and other rights. Consumers were also introduced to ways to avoid overcrowding on some pre-Eid activities such as beauty salons, tailoring and shops.

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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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