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Until the first quarter of this year Over OMR 173,000 returned for the benefit of consumers in Al Seeb

15/04/2019


The Consumer Protection Department in Al Seeb has managed to recover OMR 17,383,000 for a number of consumers during the first quarter of 2019. The number of complaints and communications submitted to the Department reached 910 complaints and communications during the same period.

 

 

The statistics showed that the construction and construction materials sector came in the first place in terms of the recovered amounts which amounted to OMR 101,742 recording 83 complaints and communications from the total complaints during the same period, followed by the labor services sector by OMR 36,327 and a total of 147 complaints and communications. The rest of the refunds were distributed to other sectors such as repair of vehicles, construction materials, barbershops, beauty salons and other sectors supervised by the Authority.

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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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