An abuse of power offence is committed where a person in public office misuses her/his power so as to benefit herself/himself or someone else.
Avoiding abuse of power:
If you are a public official, always act honestly and objectively in the best interests of the government. Never act in your personal interest.
Do not (whether or not you are a public official) participate in or facilitate an abuse of power. For example, if you are a contract manager of a supplier, and a public official awards a contract to that supplier without a competitive tender in breach of procurement regulations, you could be liable for facilitating the public official’s abuse of power if you allow the supplier to accept the improper award.
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