Residents of Trademore Estate located at Uzuakoli road, Umuahia, Abia State are lamenting the poor environmental condition and basic amenities in the

Some residents who spoke to newsmen during a fact finding visit to the estate said the environment is gradually becoming inhabitable and being taken over by weeds and dangerous reptiles.

They complained that the roads leading to their buildings continue to deteriorate without drastic attention given to it by the management of Trademore Estate.

Trademore Estate in Abia is being marketed by Platinum Mortgage Bank branch in Umuahia.

Mr. Donatus Chukwuemeka Egbu, a resident of the estate on Saturday said he acquired the property and moved in about six months ago as he was attracted to the estate through a widely publicised advert jingle on radio stations assuring how serene the environment is and other amenities but unfortunately the reverse is the case.

Mr. Donatus who is a civil servant lamented the deplorable condition of roads, electricity supply and low water supply in the estate. He also expressed dissatisfaction on the height of weeds in the environment have attracted reptiles and rodents such as snakes into their apartments. He called on the management of the estate and the investor to come to their aide.

“If rain falls for a few minutes, it becomes difficult for us to access this road. You see people folding their trousers and holding their shoes just to pass through these roads and there’s no health facility around this estate.” Mr. Donatus said.

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“The management is not doing anything, the government is who we are calling on, everyone here are tax payers, peoples taxes are deducted from the source, we pay insurance here and we pay our taxes to the government, so why would we live in this type of environment? The estate management is not helping and we are calling on the government to help. I know that the owner of this estate is from Abia state.” Mr. Donatus said.

While comparing Trademore Estate in Abia to other Trademore Estate in other states, Mr. Donatus rated Trademore Estate in Abia as the worst in management and infrastructural maintenance.

Amuzie Kelechi who also acquired a block in the estate for the past eight months said the overgrown weeds have been there hoping that the management would do something about it or wait until the dry season sets in when the stagnant water would dry up.

” I’m not comfortable with this place, in this place, every night frogs do their choir rehearsal and competition here as well as breeding of mosquitoes and even snakes.

“During the rainy season people don’t apply this road because of the water log.”Mr Amuzie said.

Mr. Amuzie pleaded with the platinum Mortgage Bank managers and estate management to carry out overhaul maintenance in the facilities of the estate for better human habitation and protection of lives.


In an effort on further enquiry by Candid Reporters on the position of the marketers of Trademore Estate in Abia, we spoke to Onyema Tommy, whom we learnt is part of Platinum Mortgage Bank marketing team but simply gave his position as a staff of Platinum Mortgage Bank.

He said most of the claims by the residents are false and holds the view that bad roads are synonymous with the country not just Trademore Estate.

In his words; “Is there any place in the country without bad roads? The road that is under construction is being complained about as a very bad road. There’s no bush around the environment, if you buy a property, you will have to clear your house. There’s water supply provided to the people and it is functional with the solar system attached to it. Water is connected to every house, all you need to do is to have a reserved tank and store water in your own house. This is not America where you have 24 hour water supply, they pump water every 3 times a week.” Tommy said.

All efforts made to reach the manager of the Estate proved abortive as calls were not responded to even as our news team got to the building block of the estate manager inside the estate. Audience wasn’t granted after several attempts.

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