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Al-Sharqiyah North: Consumer Protection participates in the Municipalities Month in Al-Qabil

09/11/2017


The Consumer Protection Department in Al-Sharqiyah North Governorate - Al-Qabil municipality, has participated in the 28th Municipalities Month event, in the frame of cooperation among the government institutions in Oman.

 

 

The participation was through an awareness exhibit included publications and printed materials awareness from PACP, covering various topics such as: safe consumer culture, the secrets of the smart consumer, healthy shopping, choosing kids toys, classification of juices and beverages, healthy way of dealing with fruits and vegetables, nutrition labels, among other awareness materials.
The participation of the department in these events stems from its belief in the importance of awareness and, active participation with other government institutions, and further to achieve PACP objectives in spreading consumer culture among members of the community and, extend the links of joint cooperation with other government institutions in service of the community.

 

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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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