Government backbencher, James Paul is suggesting that government get the credit unions involved in efforts to jump start the economy.
The St Michael West Central MP says they can help the ordinary Barbadians build businesses.
Mr Paul also thinks that export ready businesses need to be found and funded.
Opposition MP for St. Thomas, Cynthia Forde contends public sector wastage is partly responsible for government's economic challenges.
She identified several instances where the money spent could have been better utilised.