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Ghana visitor will highlight Fairtrade experience

PUBLISHED: 10:09 11 February 2010 | UPDATED: 15:16 14 July 2010

Wymondham is preparing for a visitor who will add the power of personal experience to the town's focus on Fairtrade issues.

Diana E Manasseh, a pineapple grower from Ghana, is visiting on March 1 to speak to pupils at Wymondham High School in the afternoon and at a public event in the evening, with a visit to Waitrose for a tour of the store and a meal at the café.

Wymondham is preparing for a visitor who will add the power of personal experience to the town's focus on Fairtrade issues.

Diana E Manasseh, a pineapple grower from Ghana, is visiting on March 1 to speak to pupils at Wymondham High School in the afternoon and at a public event in the evening, with a visit to Waitrose for a tour of the store and a meal at the café.

She will share an insight into what life is like for an average farmer in Ghana and how the Fairtrade scheme has made a difference to her community.

Buying Fairtrade produce guarantees a fair price to the grower, but it also pays for a social premium that helps communities develop, by supplying things people in the developed world take for granted such as clean water, health care and education.

The theme for National Fairtrade Fortnight is The Big Swap and Wymondham Fairtrade Group is holding a public Swapshop on Monday, March 1 in Fairland Church starting at 7.30pm.

All are welcome to hear Diana speak about Fairtrade in Ghana, with a performance of African drumming and dance by community group DrumsKin. Entry is free but guests are asked to bring any Fairtrade item - the more unusual the better - to contribute to a Fairtrade Swapshop.

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