Israel’s central government has stopped sale of e-wallets at a Uganda mall that the country’s president says has links to terrorism.
An official with the ministry of trade and industry told the Associated Press that the ministry would stop selling the popular mobile app and other e-bricks at the Nairobi shopping mall on Thursday.
The government has banned e-wallet sales at the mall for the past three years due to concerns that the technology could help terrorists evade the countrys strict laws against buying and selling weapons.
The mall has been closed since March, and e-buyers and sellers are forbidden to exchange money for other goods or services.
In a statement posted on its website on Wednesday, the government said the decision was based on a recent study of the risks of using mobile technology for illicit transactions.