8 violations detected, 44 workers arrested in Abu Nakhla fodder market drive

The Ministry of Commerce and Industry (MoCI), in co-operation with the Ministry of Interior, conducted a joint inspection campaign at retail outlets in the fodder market in Abu Nakhla, in order to follow up on establishments’ compliance to special requirements on providing and selling fodder, and to ensure the stability of prices.

Covering 62 shops, the inspection campaign resulted in the issuance of eight violations against a number of fodder retail outlets. The violations ranged from non-compliance with the requirements of contracting with shops and central markets, to the failure of shops to provide their services to consumers through the staff of the facility itself.

Moreover, 44 violating workers were arrested and referred to the competent authorities at the Ministry of Interior to take legal action against them, the MoCI said in a statement yesterday.

These inspection campaign comes within the framework of the MoCI's efforts to protect consumers’ rights by maintaining price stability, controlling markets, cracking down on abuses and commodities that are falsified, counterfeit, or non-conforming to standard specifications, in addition to ensuring the implementation of the Consumer Protection Law by placing price tags and information on goods, as well as issuing invoices.

In this regard, the ministry stressed that it would not tolerate any negligence in terms of meeting obligations stipulated in Law No. 8 of 2008 on Consumer Protection and its executive bylaws.

The ministry is working to intensify its inspection campaigns to control violating practices, and to refer violators of laws and ministerial decisions to the competent authorities to take the due measures.

The MoCI has urged all citizens and residents to report any violations or infractions through the call centre: 16001; Twitter: @MOCIQATAR; or Instagram: MOCIQATAR



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