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An Invitation from our CEO and Founder, David Murden

Speaking as the CEO of the newly invigorated Africa Lands Trust, it is now 10 years further on from the “David” film (see left) where I refer to not giving up. I’ve now had my recent cancer report and tests after three years to say I’m clear and healthy enough at 80 to go back to Ghana! This will be to plan our villages development strategies and follow up on our river survey boat Wilberforce 2 and new rural equipment container about to be shipped.

It’s been a tough 10 years of changes including the wonderful support we had from my friend Professor David Bellamy, Lord Prescott and Kofi Annan with the Wilberforce Institute in Hull engendering lots of subsequent interest and communications. None of this including speaking at a slavery conference in USA produced any financial investment in our vital project model. Our Africa Lands Trust team out in North Ghana, around Kumbungu and in Burkina Faso are alive and well and waiting expectantly for the success of the reparation repair and restoration appeals I will be writing and speaking about now and in 2024.

Invite me and I will talk first hand of our miracle of survival! We still have a magnificent African artworks and skills display to undergird my words. - David, October 2023

A Wilberforce Heritage Ongoing Project - A Case for Reparation
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Above: Medical boat for the White Volta neglected villages. The first essential phase of the reparation project.

"So enormous, so dreadful did the trades wickedness appear that my own mind was completely made up for the abolition." - William Wilberforce, 1789

Poverty refugees, especially the young, try to escape their neglected villages thinking the cities of European wealth would give them a life of freedom. Modern forms of slavery and increasing child trafficking at it's worst often await.

To quote my own take on Wilberforce's words…The slave trades evils still appearing makes up my own mind completely that responsible Reparations would solve so much ongoing neglect to produce their own health and wealth creation. This is what our Africa Lands Trust is now focusing on. David A. Murden, July 2023

Above Right: The plaque from the pavement outside Wilberforce House in Hull, United Kingdom.

The first medical boat for the White Volta villages has been shipped and is now in operation. Our river villages survey boat called Wilberforce 2 with much ancillary equipment is poised to be shipped to our North Ghana headquarters in Kumbungu.

African Solutions & Transport Transformations

The Fact’s ‐ West African roads are inadequate for trading and transport. West African rivers are almost unused except for wooden canoes. Both conditions spoil and take lives, hamper village development, or restrict it altogether, resulting in rural migration to overpopulated cities or even a riskier journey to Europe!

The Solution: The 3 T’s Project: Trading, Training and Trees

And Albert Foundation has been demonstrating practical ideas for 23 years and is now formulating this strategy, endorsed and recognized at political and academic levels. We require funding support and sponsorships to demonstrate the whole Project in depth.


Custom built river transport designed in Hull by Sea Horse Marine is poised to pioneer the first part of the project on the White Volta River in Ghana where they already are trialing Ferries on the Volta Lake which could meet up with our river boats. Rotary Foundation, sponsored by Hull Paragon and District 1270, are funding the first one as an Ambulance boat serving at least 40 remote villages along the river in North Ghana. Further boats based on this "Optimus" design will follow as we help to support villages to solve their own problems and create "health and wealth" for their fairer futures.


And Albert Foundation and partners in USA, EVCOAfrica and World Possible, are providing education and information packed computer labs to allow villages to create their own sustainable development strategies. These provide superior education packages to even those available in the cities so no teacher or child need give up on having their dreams and choices in life. These are called the RACHEL Project: Remote Areas Community Hotspots for Education and Learning. We need computer equipment and sponsorships to support our IT team and builders creating spectacular indigenous African accommodation for the Labs.


Most of these neglected villages and environments across West Africa are the very areas and tribes the slaves came from. Going back to their origins and continued effects of slavery, both historic and present poverty, could transform the old agendas of difficulties and is a vision of involvement for the Wilberforce Legacy in Hull for 2017. The aim is to plant 10,000,000 indigenous African trees environmentally surveyed for tree nurseries based on African schools taking responsibility to partner us with this "Unfinished Business".

Trading Boats for Lakes and Rivers Fruit Trees for Future Trade Education and Information for Sustainable Development David

And Albert’s historic network of personnel across 5 West African countries have proved themselves trustworthy across 20 years. Their NGO’s leading this 3 T’s programme are empowered to always be part of the Afro-Centric solution, never the problems of wasted aid or charity "competition". We treat the whole enterprise as ethical business investment for the future. In this sense it is a "beyond fair-trade", creative and Cooperative Partnership. And Albert will continue to support and promote any partner, business, school or charity prepared to facilitate this vision so please help us move forward!

For a number of years we have pioneered so many embryo projects in many locations along just one main slave route in Ghana and Burkina. This is where we are now working at first with partners who link up the Lake, the Rivers, and the many unexplored villages still suffering so much privation and yet having the means of their future health and wealth all around them awaiting the impetus, information and means to carry out this clear programme.

We will inform and film and audit every step of the way and show on our social media sites. Take a look at our partners who we will use to carry out the programme at every stage of the way. Once done the model can be reproduced across every frontier and in every country thus redeeming so many of the negative effects engendered by the years of colonialism and slavery still threatening Africa’s future.

Project MapSlave Route to Ethical Trade Route in the Volta Trade Corridor

Visit our map page to see the main locations of the And Albert Foundation Project sites - Slave Route to Ethical Trade Route in the Volta Trade Corridor in Ghana abd Burkina Faso. The main Project ’Hubs’ are shown as well as the surrounding ’attendant’ villages. Follow one of the old slave trade routes down from Mali to Burkina Faso to Ghana and click on the highlighted places on the map to find out more about each of our project locations and what’s going on where.