Webiston Jokonya, born on November 9, 1978, at Kazangarare Clinic in Manyati Village, Hurungwe, Zimbabwe, is currently 45 years old as of 2023.
Jokonya began his academic pursuits in local schools under Chief Kazangarare, completing O-level studies in 1994. He later moved to Karoi in 2001, delving into diverse commercial courses, including bookkeeping, electronics, computer applications, and repairs.
His academic journey expanded with several Doctoral degrees, including Information Technology from GEPEA University, Portugal; Physical Education from the World University of Sports, Iran; Mass Communication from Anjad University, Pakistan; and a Doctorate in Business Administration.
Raised under Chief Kazangarare’s guidance in Hurungwe, Jokonya’s passion for knowledge and exploration manifested early. His academic achievements intertwine with personal milestones, notably his discovery of an uninhabited territory during the peak of the COVID-19 pandemic, marking the inception of his vision for the United Republic of Delvin.
Jokonya’s career trajectory reflects a diverse spectrum of roles, including a computer technician at Karoi Outdoor Living Center, the formation of his company, and appointments as a visiting professor across various global universities. His academic engagements fueled his exploration, ultimately leading to the discovery and declaration of URD.
Founding United Republic of Delvin (URD)
Declaration and Vision
Webiston Jokonya’s declaration of the United Republic of Delvin (URD) on September 5, 2023, marked a watershed moment in geopolitical history. The emergence of URD stemmed from Jokonya’s strategic vision, catalyzed during the height of the COVID-19 pandemic.
URD’s Origin and Geography
The newfound sovereign State, situated on Howland Island in the Central Pacific Ocean, transformed a once unclaimed and uninhabited territory into a recognized nation-state. Despite its modest size, URD presents a promising prospect for development and global engagement.
Resources and Challenges
URD’s landscape, characterized by an equatorial climate, presents both opportunities and challenges. The absence of a freshwater source poses a significant challenge, compelling URD’s government to focus on innovative solutions for water procurement and sustainability.
Diplomatic Aspirations and Economic Prospects
Jokonya, as URD’s first Prime Minister, extended a welcoming hand to global investors, emphasizing the nation’s commitment to forging diplomatic ties and fostering economic growth.
URD’s nascent stage witnesses fervent efforts towards infrastructural development, with plans for road construction, housing facilities, and essential amenities underway. Jokonya remains optimistic about the nation’s economic trajectory and global significance.
Jokonya’s entrepreneurial spirit led him to found multiple educational institutions and serve in various capacities across global organizations. His commitment to education and academic excellence reflects in his roles as Chancellor at Zimbabwe Research Institute of Information Technology, Director of Administration at United Christian BIBLE University, and several other prestigious positions globally.