THE National Health Insurance Management Authority (NHIMA) has argued that its former Director General James Kapesa did not possess the qualifications or management experience required by law to hold that position, making his initial appointment void for illegality and therefore unenforceable. The Authority has further submitted before the High Court’s Industrial Relations Division that Kapesa was actually paid all terminal benefits in full amounting to K1,697,137.55 (net of tax), and is therefore not entitled to any of the claims he is seeking. Kapesa, who was fired by the new board on the basis that his contract was illegal because he was ill-qualified for the role, has sued the authority for wrongful termination, demanding various reliefs. According to an affidavit in…...

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