Saudi hired female inspectors to inspect women-only shops in Makkah, Madinah
12 September 2017| Last updated on 12 September 2017
The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia has started focussing on the quality of products being provided to consumers in women’s shopping centers and markets.
During the Hajj season, numerous female inspectors were hired by the Ministry of Commerce and Investment (MCI) to inspect 153 fields in women shops in Makkah, Madinah. Arab News reported that the inspection focused on the status of food supplies and consumer items, and also verified the quality, validity and prices of goods and foodstuff displayed in stores.
The aim of these inspections were to insure the health and safety of pilgrims as well as to ensure that there are no cases of fraud, cheating or manipulation in these centres.
Saudi announced that they will continue the monitor these centres even after the Hajj season has ended.
Automobile shops are also falling under the microscope with teams issued to visit tire shops, car service stations, and gas stations. Several gas stations have previously been closed due to selling adulterated petrol.