Uganda, April 13 -- In 2020, after months of intense downpour, water in Lake Victoria reached levels that had not been recorded in decades.

Water levels of Africa's largest lake started rising in October 2019, up to 12.19 metres, and reached 12.66 metres by December 2019. On March 6, 2020, a water level of 12.94 metres was registered, only similar to that of March 4, 1964.

It then reached an all-time high of 13.45 metres on May 13, 2021. Lake Victoria basin traps water from Rwanda, DR Congo, Kenya and Tanzania.

In the end, the rising waters caused floods, destroyed properties, displaced communities, inundated shores, and also put a lot of pressure on Uganda's physical and transport infrastructure.

More than 200,000 people from the lak...