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Al-Sharqiyah South: Consumer Protection participates in the open day for mothers

07/11/2017

The Consumer Protection Department in Sur, has recently participated in the open day for mothers and the teaching staff in Janaen school for Basic Education for girls in Tahwah, in an awareness program to spread consumer culture and raise consumers awareness of their rights and duties.

 

 

The participation of the department was through a lecture regarding the rights of the consumers presented by Salima Al-Dawoody, a specialist in commodities and services quality control, she gave an introduction of PACP, as well as, the rights and duties of the consumers, the arbitrary terms for consumers and the importance of reading the labels. The lecture was accompan by a number of commodities ad products that were pulled off the markets for the violation of the Consumer Protection Law and for the health hazards they cause to consumers’ health.
The department also participated by holding an awareness corner in the exhibit that was organized by the Municipality of Jalan Bani Bu Ali for Basic Education, the participation was for raising awareness and educating members of the community with PACP jurisdictions, through the display of fake commodities and counterfeit commodities as well as banned commodities and others that were pulled of the markets for the violation of the Consumer Protection Law.

 

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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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