The Functions of the Executive
The The executive, also referred to as the executive branch or executive power, is the term commonly used to describe that part of government which enforces the law and has overall responsibility... More wields enormous powers, which include:
(i) They formulate policies of the government.
(ii) They implement government policies, projects and laws.
(iii) They appoint and remove top officials of the state (with the approval of the senate).
(iv) They declare war and a state of emergency.
(v) They exercise the prerogative of mercy.
(vi) They initiate bills including monetary and appropriation bills.
(vii) The executive prepares and presents the budget.
(viii) They maintain law and order through the law enforcement agencies.
(ix) The president signs bills into law.
(x) They provide social amenities e.g. electricity, road etc.
(xi) They perform ceremonial functions.
(xii) The executive protects the state from external attack as commander-in-chief of the armed forces.
(xiii) They organize day to day administration of the government and coordinate activities of government ministries.
(xiv) The executive answers questions on government activities in the The legislative branch of government is responsible for making laws within a country. Legislatures are made up of people called legislators who, in democracies, are elected by the country’s population More.
(xv) Executive maintains relationships with other countries.