Dismissed former Health Professions Council of Zambia -HPCZ- Registrar Aaron Mujajati has sought the court’s intervention over the termination of his contract of employment.
Dr. Mujajati has taken legal action, seeking re-instatement to his position.
He has also persuaded HPCZ to pay him over K800 000, allegedly as salary from May 2019 to October 2020, a period subsisting part of his contract.
This is contained in a Statement of Claim filed in the Lusaka High Court.
In January this year, Health Minister Chitalu Chilufya announced the termination of Dr. Mujajati’s Contract of employment as HPCZ Registrar.
In Novemeber 2018 the Health Professions Council of Zambia under Dr.Mujajati banned CBU from administering the three medical programmes at the institution following failure to meet the laid down standards.This was after inspections at the University revealed over-enrolment of students, inadequate lecturers, engaging unregistered lecturers practising without licences among other violations.
Dr. Mujajati added that the institution exceeded the accepted lecture – student ratio after over-enrolling by 494 candidates for the Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery Programme.
This move did not sit well with Health Minister Chitalu Chilufya who said it was inhuman for Health Professional Council of Zambia to close down health institutions and Schools on flimsy grounds.
Dr. Chilufya then removed Dr Aaron Mujajati as CEO and Registrar from HPCZ and transfered him to Ndola General Hospital as a consultant.