Finance Minister Ipumbu Shiimi is expected to deliver the national budget speech on Thursday, but taxpayers and investors could be in for a rude awakening. Nampa reports that economists are expecting a low-key budget that will do little to stimulate economic growth or put money back into the overstretched pockets of consumers. While no fireworks are expected, higher levies of alcohol, fuel, and tobacco products could still burn a hole in people’s pockets. The Appropriation Bill will be tabled in Parliament tomorrow at 14h30.