Have you received a hamper this season?
Are you sure about the motives for which it was sent? If you are not, follow the example of the Commissioner on Human Rights and Administrative Justice, Ms. Anna Bossman, by immediately returning it to the sender or donating it to charity.
The Commission recently launched a set of guidelines on conflict of interest in which it asked public officials to, among other things, ask questions about any gifts they receive and only accept it if it would not influence their dealings with the sender.
Speaking to the Times yesterday, Ms. Bossman said that although she had received some hampers, she had equally rejected others, and donated to charity, those that she was not comfortable with.
'In fact, I had to insist in some instances that I could not take them and turned them away.
(To be continued)