Joel Biggie Matiza

Revision as of 12:47, 21 September 2022 by Michaellaban (talk | contribs)
(diff) ← Older revision | Latest revision (diff) | Newer revision → (diff)
Joel Biggie Matiza
Joel.jpg
BornJoel Biggie Matiza
(1960-08-17)August 17, 1960
Murewa
DiedJanuary 22, 2021(2021-01-22) (aged 60)
Cause of deathCovid-19
EducationFederal Govt College Kano (Nigeria)
OccupationMinister of Transport and Infrastructural Development
EmployerGovernment of Zimbabwe
OrganizationZanu PF
Home townMurewa

Joel Biggie Matiza was a Zimbabwean politician and the Minister of Transport and Infrastructural Development.[1]

Personal Details

Born: 17 August 1960 in Murewa.
Marriage: He was married to Lilian. They had three children; Joel, Joseph and Joshua.
Death: 22 January 2021. He died from Covid-19. His death was confirmed by Nick Mangwana. Matiza was hospitalized a week before he died. He became the fourth minister to succumb to the respiratory illness.

School / Education

Primary: Monte Cassino.
Secondary: Federal Govt College Kano (Nigeria).
Tertiary: He held BSc Hons Architecture and MSc Architecture degrees from AHMADU BELLO University. He did his MSc Strategic Management at the University of Derby.
In December 2020, Matiza attained a Doctorate in Business Administration Degree from Chinhoyi University of Technology.

Service/Career

He joined the liberation struggle in 1977 with ZIPRA and then went to Nigeria to study and finished in 1986. He rose from being a District Chairperson to be Finance Secretary for Zanu PF Mashonaland East Province. He was also a member of the Zanu PF Central Committee and Zanu PF Provincial Chairman for Mashonaland East. [2]

He was an accomplished Architect and a member of South African Architectural Profession (SAAP). He is also a Member of Zimbabwe Institute of Architects (MIAZ)

He was a Member of Parliament representing Murehwa South Constituency from 1999 to 2021.

In the 2000 Elections, (see A History of Zimbabwean Elections) Murehwa South returned to Parliament:

  • Joel Biggie Matizha of Zanu PF with 13 895 votes,
  • Ward Nezi of MDC with 4 426 votes,
  • Edson Chiwara of UP with 505 votes.

Events

Farm Mechanisation Scheme

In July 2020, Joel Biggie Matiza was listed, in the BSR of 18 July 2020, as a beneficiary in the 2007 RBZ Farm Mechanisation Scheme, as a result of the Fast Track Land Reform Programme.

The data is analysed by recipients origin:.

  • Mashonaland provinces had the most beneficiaries, both in terms of numbers and value.

Mashonaland East got US$47,5 million,
Mashonaland West US$44,7 million
Mashonaland Central had US$34,2 million.

  • Two Matebeleland provinces had a combined total of US$13,9 million.
  • Masvingo US$26,4 million,
  • Manicaland US$18 million
  • Midlands US$14 million.

Joel Biggie Matiza is listed under the thematic group “Politicians”. According to the list, he got a loan of US$46,949.00. [3]

Further Reading

References

  1. Full List Of President Emmerson Mnangagwa’s Post-Election Cabinet Ministers ⋆ Pindula News, Pindula News, published: 07 Sep 2018, retrieved: 7 Sep 2018
  2. [1], Parliament of Zimbabwe, Retrieved: 7 February 2020
  3. https://www.bigsr.co.uk/single-post/2020/07/18/BSR-EXCLUSIVE-Beneficiaries-of-the-RBZ loan of US$325,368.00-Farm-Mechanisation-Scheme BSR EXCLUSIVE: Beneficiaries of the RBZ Farm Mechanisation Scheme], Big Saturday Read, Published: 18 July 2020 Retrieved: 18 July 2020