Uganda, April 6 -- This week, floods swept through Butaleja District, leaving one person dead and hundreds of people displaced in its wake.

Triggered by heavy rains that have been pounding the area for at least three days, the floods destroyed property, including crops, and forced authorities in the area to close six schools.

Travellers trying to leave the area were also stranded at Nakwasi and Manafwa bridges on the Mbale-Butaleja road since it has been cut off by the raging floods.

But this is just the beginning of the sad tales that we shall hear in the coming weeks. Stories of death and destruction of property are routine in Uganda once the rainy season starts.

Graphic videos of floods washing away people and animals, or the bodie...