Minister for Energy and Water Management

 

Joe Mizzi, recently appointed as Minister for Energy and Water Management is a Maltese politician who has been a Member of Parliament since 1987. He has served as Malta’s Minister for Transport and Infrastructure from 2013 to 2017 and prior to that, he served as Minister without Portfolio in the Office of the Prime Minister between 1996 and 1998.

Mizzi received his post-secondary education at the Technical Institute, Malta; subsequently he followed a course in Advanced Electronics and Telecommunications. He started his career working as a Technician/Operator in the Computer Room based on a ship dedicated to Seismic Surveys (Oil Exploration) in the Maltese territory between 1971 and 1972.

 
Later, he was engaged as a Radio Officer on merchant ships where he continued until 1975 when pursued his techniques in the sector of Telecommunications up to 1992, holding the post of Senior Technician with Deutsche Welle Radio.
 
 
In 1983 he was nominated by the Labour Government in the setting up and formation of RTV Ltd, where he later served for a number of years as the Technical Director representing the government side.
 
Joe Mizzi became active in the Malta Labour Party in 1975, when he joined as a member in the Kalkara Youth section of the Malta Labour Party and he was appointed Propaganda Secretary. Mizzi started his parliamentary career within the Malta Labour Party when he contested Malta’s general elections for the first time in 1987 and was elected in the 2nd District.
 
He was subsequently elected member of Parliament in the General Elections of 1992, 1996, 1998, 2003, 2008 and 2013, representing the Second Electoral District. From 1989 until 2013 he served as Secretary of the Labour Parliamentary Group and a Member of the Administration of the Malta Labour Party. In 1996, the Labour Party won the general elections and Mizzi was appointed Minister at the Office of the Prime Minister, with responsibilities for Police, Home Affairs, Telecommunications and Oil Exploration, a position he held until the general elections of 1998.
 
Between 1998 and 2008 Mizzi was assigned the role of Shadow Minister for Environmental Planning and Oil Exploration, Shadow Minister for Infrastructural Services and Oil Exploration, which responsibilities also included Enemalta, Water Services Corporation, Telecommunications, the Malta Maritime Authority and MaltaPost.
 
From 2009 to 2013 he was the main spokesman for Transport, Resources and Oil Exploration, including the Malta Maritime Authority and Malta International Airport.
 
In March 2013 the Labour Party won the general elections and Mizzi was appointed as Minister for Transport and Infrastructure. In the last General Election, Joe Mizzi was appointed Minister for Energy and Water Management.
 
 
Portfolio:             
 
Development of Alternative Energy Sources
 
Energy Policy
 
Water Policy
 
Energy and Water Services
 
 
Entities:
 
The Energy and Water Agency
 
Enemalta PLC
 
International Engineering Services Ltd
 
Water Services Corporation
 
WSC International Ltd
 
ARMS Ltd
 
Engineering Resources Ltd
 
Regulator for Energy and Water Services
 
Enemed Ltd
 
Petromal Ltd
 
Mediterranean Offshore Bunkering Co. Ltd