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With 36 participants in three areas “Consumer Protection” announces the winning initiatives in Initiate and Implement Project

20/06/2019



The Public Authority for Consumer Protection has recently announced the initiatives of Initiate and Implement Project, the second phase 2018/2019,

 

which aims to involve the staff of the Authority in the development process and allow them to highlight their skills and innovative capabilities that contribute to improving the service provided by the Authority.

Saif bin Nasser Al Mahrouqi, Advisor to the Chairman of the Authority for Administrative Affairs, Head of the Evaluation and Evaluation Team, said that the second stage of the project's initiatives consisted of 36 participants from the Board of Directors of the Authority and all its departments in three areas: eight consumer rights, fighting misleading advertising, and finding quick solutions to consumer complaints. The review and evaluation team was divided into committees. They evaluated these initiatives and ranked them by field to ascertain whether they conformed to the criteria and specifications set by the Authority. Four of them culminated in the first positions. The electronic project entitled “The Adventures of Yousef and Ghaida” won first place, while the second place was awarded to an electronic system to access the goods seized in warehouses. Both initiatives were presented by the Consumer Protection Department in South Batinah Governorate. The third place was shared by  the employees’ screen media banner and “No Rumors” project from the General Office of the Authority in Muscat.

He stressed that these initiatives came as part of a series of efforts by the Authority to promote its staff from various departments in the Sultanate and in all fields to develop the quality of work and improve and promote innovation and creativity among employees.

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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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