Nigeria, October 15, 2014: The Ogun state government has launched a N200 million Trade Route Incident Mapping System (TRIMS) in a bid to forestall double taxation and illegal toll fees that may result in prohibitive cost of doing business which hampers smooth operations of micro, small and medium scale enterprises.
Commenting on the launch, Governor Ibikunle Amosun said, “Today’s launching of the Trade Route Incident Mapping System (TRIMS) is borne out of our administration’s pursuit to create better life for our people by removing trade bottlenecks created on our roads that had invariably and incrementally increased the cost of doing business and that impacted negatively on the competitiveness of Micro, Small and Medium Scale Enterprises. It is our belief that this pilot scheme will create a more conducive atmosphere for investment to thrive.
“The scheme provides help line codes for each of the 20 local governments in the state which traders who are unlawfully extorted by security operatives can call to report who stopped them, how much was collected from them, time wasted, cases of harassment and where it happened among other things,” he said.
Source: Ogun State Television