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SCHEDULE 4 – DISTRIBUTION OF FUNCTIONS BETWEEN THE NATIONAL AND COUNTY GOVERNMENTS

 

FUNCTIONS OF THE NATIONAL GOVERNMENT

FUNCTIONS OF THE COUNTY GOVERNMENT

  1.  

Foreign affairs, foreign policy and international trade.

Agriculture, including:

· Crop and animal husbandry

· Livestock sale yards

· County abattoirs

· Plant and animal disease control

· Fisheries

  1.  

The use of international waters and water resources.

County health services, including, in particular:

· County health facilities and pharmacies

· Ambulance services

· Promotion of primary health care

· Licensing and control of undertakings that sell food to the public

· Veterinary services (excluding regulation of the profession)

· cemeteries, funeral parlours and crematoria; and

· refuse removal, refuse dumps and solid waste disposal

  1.  

Immigration and citizenship.

Control of air pollution, noise pollution, other public nuisances and outdoor advertising.

  1.  

The relationship between religion and state.

Cultural activities, public entertainment and public amenities, including—

· betting, casinos and other forms of gambling;

· racing

· liquor licensing

· cinemas

· video shows and hiring

· libraries

· museums

· sports and cultural activities and facilities; and

· county parks, beaches and recreation facilities.

  1.  

Language policy and the promotion of official and local languages.

County transport, including:

· county roads

· street lighting

· traffic and parking

· public road transport; and

· ferries and harbours, excluding the regulation of international and national shipping and matters related thereto

  1.  

National defence and the use of the national defence services.

Animal control and welfare, including:

· licensing of dogs

· facilities for the accommodation, care and burial of animals

  1.  

Police services, including—

· the setting of standards of recruitment, training of police and use of police services;

· criminal law

· correctional services

Trade development and regulation, including—

· markets;

· trade licences (excluding regulation of professions);

· fair trading practices

· local tourism

· cooperative societies

  1.  

Courts

County planning and development, including:

· statistics

· land survey and mapping

· boundaries and fencing

· housing

· electricity and gas reticulation and energy regulation

  1.  

National economic policy and planning

Pre-primary education, village polytechnics, homecraft centres and childcare facilities

10.

Monetary policy, currency, banking (including central banking), the incorporation and regulation of banking, insurance and financial corporations.

Implementation of specific national government policies on natural resources and environmental conservation, including:

· soil and water conservation

· forestry

 

11.

National statistics and data on population, the economy and society generally

County public works and services, including:

· storm water management systems in built-up areas

· water and sanitation services

12.

Intellectual property rights.

Fire fighting services and disaster management

13.

Labour standards

Control of drugs and pornography

14.

Consumer protection, including standards for social security and professional pension plans.

Ensuring and coordinating the participation of communities and locations in governance at the local level and assisting communities and locations to develop the administrative capacity for the effective exercise of the functions and powers and participation in governance at the local level.

15.

Education policy, standards, curricula, examinations and the granting of university charters

 

16.

Universities, tertiary educational institutions and other institutions of research and higher learning and primary schools, special education, secondary schools and special education institutions.

 

17.

Promotion of sports and sports education.

 

18.

Transport and communications, including, in particular—

· road traffic

· the construction and operation of national trunk roads

· standards for the construction and maintenance of other roads by counties

· railways

· pipelines

· marine navigation

· civil aviation

· space travel

· postal services

· telecommunications

· radio and television broadcasting

 

19.

National public works

 

20.

Housing policy

 

21.

General principles of land planning and the co-ordination of planning by the counties

 

22.

Protection of the environment and natural resources with a view to establishing a durable and sustainable system of development, including, in particular—

· fishing, hunting and gathering

· protection of animals and wildlife

· water protection, securing sufficient residual water, hydraulic engineering and the safety of dams

· energy policy

 

23.

National referral health facilities

 

24.

Disaster management

 

25.

Ancient and historical monuments of national importance

 

26.

National elections.

 

27.

Health policy

 

28.

Agricultural policy.

 

29.

Veterinary policy.

 

30.

Energy policy including electricity and gas reticulation and energy regulation

 

31.

Capacity building and technical assistance to the counties

 

32.

Public investment

 

33.

National betting, casinos and other forms of gambling

 

34.

Tourism policy and development

 

 

 

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