Purple Divine Technology has taken the Ministry of Primary and Secondary Education to the High Court over the ownership of electronic Ministry Application Platform (e-MAP) with the software company seeking an order to stop the ministry from using its concept.
Director of Purple Divine Technology Mr Nyasha Matongo through his lawyer Mr Charles Warara, filed at the High Court yesterday in which Primary and Secondary Education Minister Dr Lazarus Dokora is the only respondent. He also wants the minister to surrender and return all the documents he gave him in preparation of the setting up of the Purple online registration portal.
In his court papers he narrates how he approached Dokora’s Ministry with the idea between September and October 2014. He alleges that after a presentation before a panel in the ministry, the Deputy Director Policy Planning, Research and Development Mrs Madzinga, asked him to load his presentation onto the ministry’s machine indicating that they wanted more time to review the software. Matongo says received a letter on September 30 last year stating that the project had been declined by the ministry.