The bank joined the network, which would enable all the banks customers to inter-operate, after being issued by Umoja ATM card to warrant the accessibility of UmojaSwitch network. The launch event was witnessed by UmojaSwitchs Chief Executive Officer, Mr Danford Mbilinyi and Mr Optat Shedehwa, a general Manager for MCB. During the launch held in Mbinga, Mr Shedehwa said that they appreciated a lot the efforts and cooperation which were shown by UmojaSwitch in a process of integrating the bank. Invite all customers from MCB to start using the ATM services at their bank and also elsewhere as long as there is a sign of UmojaSwitch on the ATM lobby, Mr Shedehwa said. On his part, Mr Mbilinyi said MCB has expanded their outreach as other members could enjoy ATM services in Mbinga, likewise the banks customers outside the district. The main objective is to provide services which are reliable, affordable and accessible across the country, he said. UmojaSwitch is a nation-wide network which is owned by banks having over 24 member banks. UmojaSwitch started in 2006 and six banks joined and formed a consortium with the aim of providing electronic payment transfers to its members. Due to tremendous increase of member banks, the Consortium changed the structure and became a company which is still owned by member banks. Despite all the challenges, UmojaSwitch was positively supporting the bank until the last day.