Economists have warned that increasing spending pressures on the national budget, worsened by rotational blackouts that are impeding economic growth as well as tax revenue, may make delivering a credible budget “a very difficult task”.

They say the country’s lacklustre medium-term growth outlook is a concern, and something credit ratings agencies could flag as a downside risk...

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