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Sur: Consumer Protection participates in a forum for Empowering Small and Medium Enterprises in Masirah

22/11/2017

The Consumer Protection Department in Al-Sharqiyah South Governorate, as represented by the Masirah office, participated recently in the Empowering Small and Medium Enterprises Forum. This participation is a part of PACP’s diligence to deliver its awareness message to the various community segments through participation in a number of community activities and events.

 

 

The participation of the department was through a special section that displayed commodities that do not meet the approved standards and specifications, commodities which were pulled off the market, in addition to the commodities that were withdrawn from the markets and commercial centers by a decision from PACP. Some awareness publications by PACP, concerned with proper consumption, were also distributed.
This participation is part of a series of participations carried out by PACP to extend bridges of cooperation with various governmental and private institutions, stemming from its’ belief in the importance of these participations to introduce PACP and its efforts, and further to instill safe consumer culture among the segments 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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