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With the aim of promoting consumer culture among students Awareness lectures in summer centers in Sur


The Department of Consumer Protection in South Sharqia Governorate has recently organized awareness lectures entitled “Rights and Duties of the Small Consumer” for students of the summer centers in the different Wilayats of the Governorate as part of its awareness program for students of summer centers, which aims to develop and promote the consumer culture of the small consumer.



The lectures included a number of topics related to the consumer's duties and rights, the basics of selecting healthy foods, the mechanism of submitting complaints, communications and the difference between them. In addition to providing a number of tips for safe shopping including confirming the need to read the data card and the validity date of the goods, keeping away from foods sold by street vendors, and foods where there is no explanatory data, such as production and completion dates as well as the importance of keeping the purchase invoice. The choice of clothing was also taken in line with the privacy of the community, and the need to stay away from buying clothes that carry words that are not commensurate with the traditions of conservative society, or expressions of shame. The lectures were also accompanied by mini exhibitions including models of prohibited goods and goods seized in the markets.


 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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