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(In Touch with You) visits Al- Ghizayn and Rajma villages

08/11/2017


The Directorate General of Consumer Protection in Al-Batinah North Governorate, continued its awareness campaign titled (In Touch with You) for the women in villages and mountain areas in Al-Batinah North Governorate. The Directorate General of Consumer Protection is aiming at innovating various awareness methods regarding aspects and information relating to the consumers.

 

 

The team presented a lecture in Wilayat of Al-Khaburah, regarding the role of Consumer Protection in fighting commercial fraud. The lecture included many topics such as: introduction of PACP and its tole, the concept of consumers and who is the consumer, as well as, the rights of consumers as stipulated by laws. The lecture also covered the duties and terms that the consumers must follow before and after the purchase.
The team paid a visit to Rajma village in Wilayat of Shinas and gave a lecture regarding service provision contracts, the duties of the consumers during the purchase, the importance of reading the after-sale and warranty documents, the importance of the contracts and agreements, the importance of checking the commodity, the validity date and contents in addition to ways to avoid misleading advertisements.
The visit also included a mini-exhibition for fake consumables such as clothing items, foods and accessories to familiarize the audience to the ways to differentiate these commodities.

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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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