During the period from 27 March to 03 April, MCI inspection teams in Asir Region followed up and monitored the commercial establishments to ensure the continuity of their work in providing food supplies and services to the consumers, and to verify their commitment to consumer’s protection regulations.
The 2600 inspection tours in Asir region targeted the food stores and warehouses, food products and consumables outlets, including groceries, hypermarkets, meat and fish stores, vegetables and fruits markets, bakeries, and fuel stations. Meanwhile, 98 violation notices were released, 82% of which are excessive price violations. Consequently immediate fines were imposed against the violators.
The Ministry of Commerce confirmed that the work in these facilities is running smoothly, in terms of the availability and abundance of goods, and the necessary food supplies to the consumers.
The Ministry of Commerce urges all citizens and residents to use the electronic food delivery applications, registered with Communication & Information Technology Commission, for ordering all their food supplies during the whole day, and not to leave their houses except for the extreme necessity. This is to preserve their health and for the safety of others, and this is in compliance with the wise leadership instructions and orders.
The Ministry of Commerce continues to receive the consumers’ complaints and reports round the clock through MCI Consumer Call Center (1900), or through the application of a Commercial Violation Report, or via the Ministry’s website.