Mr. Majid Batambuze is the Mayor of Jinja; Uganda’s second largest city. He is also the Chairman of Urban Authorities Association of Uganda (UAAU). UAAU is union of all cities, municipalities and towns of Uganda. It advocates for equitable and sustainable urban development.
Batambuze studied Business Administration in London, United Kingdom and he is the Managing Director of Farland Assets Uganda Limited a business consultancy company in Kampala, Uganda.
Batambuze previously worked at the Office of the President of Uganda as a Resident District Commissioner (RDC). As RDC he was the President’s representative in the District and was head of the District Security Committee and was also responsible for monitoring the implementation of all government programs.
Batambuze is an avid advocate for the promotion of secondary cities and their role in the social-economic development of a country. He strongly believes that to solve the ubiquitous urban challenges of congestion, pollution, overpopulation and proliferation of informal settlements in Africa’s capital cities, the solution lies in developing secondary cities.