By MEMO HAUKE
BEING educated overseas to specialise in horticulture and floriculture is part of Mary Angai’s five-year plan.
Angai is the owner of Midsen Floral Services and has been at the Digicel PNG Women in Business (PNGWiB) expo in Port Moresby this week.
Angai, from Eastern Highlands and Enga, lives in Port Moesby and married to James Myra.
She worked with the Department of Justice and Attorney-General for 12 years and left in 2012 to start her business.
“I had a passion to be a florist. It was part of my hobby. After work, I go home and get involved in nurturing flowers. Not just any flowers, but the one that is common in Eastern Highlands,” Angai said.
“I started doing this in 2012, and I am happy with the business.
“When I heard that the Digicel PNGWiB expo will be held in Port Moresby, I joined, because I wanted to make some money to help my dad’s fundraising for his heart treatment in Australia.”
She believes that every dad is a “king” to their daughters who, after being married, will not stop supporting him as the rock and foundation of her family.
“That is why I am committed to doing these sales at the Digicel PNGWiB expo since the Independence Day last week.
“My business specialises in planting and the nursery of Stretylitizia Reginae or the Bird of Paradise flowers as it is called in PNG.
“I also do floral arrangements for business houses.”
She has contracts with two Government departments for floral arrangements at K80 a week.
“My floral arrangement is placed with scented sticks that can last up to 10 days until it fades away and replaced,” she said.
“Every Monday, we deliver to the offices to give them a fresh look.”
By MEMO HAUKE