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Inspections of markets during New Year holidays

KUWAIT CITY, Jan 3: Head of Jahra and Kabad emergency team of Ministry of Commerce and Industry Jama’an Al-Mutairi says the ministry intensified field inspections at the markets, coinciding with the New Year’s holiday, in order to control the commercial markets and ensure they implement the ministerial decisions and circulars concerning the buying and selling process, reports Al-Anba daily.

New Year revelers enjoying themselves at the Marina Mall flouting the rules of social distancing and the wearing of face masks

In a press statement issued during an inspection tour carried out on a number of shops by a team of the ministry’s inspectors from Jahra and Kabd emergency team, Al-Mutairi explained that the inspection team, in the month of December 2020, managed to issue 50 citations for violations that included commercial fraud, unauthorized price hikes and other violations. It also closed down 23 shops for violating ministerial decisions.

He said, “We affirm that all commercial stores abide by the laws and ministerial decisions, and we stress that legal measures will be taken against those who violate the law and they will be referred to the concerned authorities.

Al-Mutairi advised consumers that the ministry’s teams work during official holidays to receive complaints and inquiries from consumers through the hotline No. 135, WhatsApp No. 55135135, and the ministry’s accounts on Twitter and Instagram.

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