Afghanistan, July 7 -- The World Bank has appointed Henry Kerali as new country director of the bank for Afghanistan.

The World Bank in a statement said Sunday that Henry Kerali is succeeding Shubham Chaudhuri who completed his term as the Country Director for Afghanistan.

The statement further added that Henry Kerali, a Ugandan national, joined the World Bank in 2003 and has held several leadership positions across the Bank.

Furthermore, the World Bank said Mr. Kerali recently served as the Country Director for Ghana, Liberia and Sierra Leone in the Africa Region.

Meanwhile, Mr. Kerali said "I am honored to be assigned as the World Bank Country Director for Afghanistan to help the Afghan people in their journey toward a better future...