Chairman of the steering committee to look into the Land and lost property in Guadalcanal and dealings around Honiara, Sam Alasia, yesterday officially announced its Terms of Reference.

Mr Alasia told journalists in a press conference that the work of the steering committee should end in two months time, which should also see the appointment of the enquiry committee. The steering committee had over the last few months held discussions with both the provincial executives.

The secretary of the steering committee, Christopher Waiwori, said the positive response by both provincial executive had given indication to the steering committee the urge to work towards establishing the enquiry commission proper.

Land dealings in Guadalcanal were identified to be a contributing factor in the social unrest that rocked the nation in the recent past. The Sogavare government said it places high priority on the establishment of the land enquiry and does not want any stones unturned in their effort to find lasting peace.