The proposed new Mining Code would introduce more detailed obligations about the preference to be given to:
- local businesses for any type of goods and services, provided they offer equal conditions as to quality, price and delivery terms;
- local employees for the recruitment of senior executive positions, to the extent they offer equal qualifications and that they have the required competence to efficiently carry on mining operations;
- local residents for work that does not require qualification.
Mining companies would be required to carry out training plan for local managers in view of the gradual replacement of expatriate personnel.
Nevertheless, as currently proposed, the new Mining Code would not introduce any concept of quotas, any obligations to train local staff abroad, or any other more onerous obligations, like in the new Mining Code in Guinea.