Sadeque Hossain Khoka
Mr. Sadeque Hossain Khoka was born on 12 May 1952 in a respectable Muslim family in Dhaka, Bangladesh. His father late M.A. Karim was an engineer and renowned social worker. Mr. Khoka obtained M.A. Degree in Psychology from Dhaka University.From student life, Mr. Sadeque Hossain Khoka actively took part in various political activities. He carried out the responsibility of Secretary of the "City Unit (South) of the then East Pakistan Student Union and Member of Central Committee. He actively participated against the movement of Ayub Regime in 1968-69. During the Liberation War of Bangladesh he actively participated after training under Sector-2. During the Independent War, he led many operations within the Dhaka City.
Renowned Freedom Fighter, Mr. Sadeque Hossain Khoka successfully worked as Senior Vice Chairman of "Muktijodha Sangsad" Central Command in 1979. As a notable sports organizer, he took over responsibility of "Brothers Union" sports Club from 1972 to 1977; worked as Secretary of the Club in 1978, also engaged in various activities in sports of the country and represented Bangladesh in the Asian Football Confederation Conference held in Canton, China in 1984. He was General Secretary of Dhaka Metropolitan Football Association (DMFA) Joint General Secretary of Bangladesh Football Federation during 1979-1984 period. He represented Bangladesh in Asian Olympic Committee meeting, held in Kuwait and attended the Commonwealth Games Federation meeting in Canada, 1993. He received "Remarkable Sports Organizer" award from Bangladesh Government in 2004. At present he hold the chair of Governing Body of Brothers Union Club, Wanders Club, Farashganj Club and chief patron of Rahmatganj Club. Muktijodha Krira Chakra is established by his initiatives. He is founder Secretary of "Little Friends Club" and life member of "Wari Club". He was the Chairman of Youth & Sports Ministry and National Sports Council during the period 1991 to 1996. He attended as team leader of Bangladesh in Commonwealth Games, Kuala Lumpur, 1992. He successfully organized 6th SAF Game in Dhaka, 1993. 5300 seated international standard centralair conditioned Indoor Stadium was build in Dhaka when was in charge of Sports Ministry.
Educational Institution "Mitali Bidhapith" was established by personal initiative of Mr. Khoka. In 1995, National Medical upgraded as Medical College by his assistance. At present, he is Governing body Chairman of Jubli School & College, Ahmed Baoani Academy, Fazlul Haq Women College, National Medical College and Mohanagar Women College. Mr. Sadeque Hossain Khoka was elected Municipal Commissioner in 1979 and hard hearted worked for the development of the area. In 2002, he was elected as Chairman of Bangladesh Flying Academy and General Aviation Limited (Flying Club).Mr. Sadeque Hossain Khoka joined Bangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP) in 1984 and held the rank of Assistant Organizing Secretary of the Central Committee and Vice Chairman of the City Committee of BNP. He was elected City Commissioner in 1997 and contributed a lot for the development.
Mr. Sadeque Hossain Khoka was elected Parliament Member in 1991 general election from Dhaka City Constituency-7. He was sworn in as a State Minister in the Cabinet of Prime Minister Begum Khaleda Zia on 17 May, 1991 and allotted the Portfolio of the Ministry of Youth and Sports. During his period 1.7 million workless young man & woman were trained up as per service oriented training.
Mr. Sadeque Hossain Khoka, anominee of BNP was re-elected Member of Parliament in general elections held in February and June 1996. As president of Dhaka City Unit of BNP, he led all the democratic movements in the capital during the past government and in the process he was subjected to inhuman tortures, harassment and innumerable cases.
Mr. Sadeque Hossain Khoka was elected Member of Parliament in the 8th parliamentary elections held under a Caretaker government on 1 October, 2001 and after 10 days he was appointed Minister in the Cabinet of the government of present Prime Minister. Then he assumed office as Minister of Fisheries & Livestock.
He became elected as Mayor of Dhaka City Corporation on 25th April, 2002 by a general election. During his period, he has taken step for the financial matter of Dhaka City Corporation in a discipline & stable position. Moreover enormous development work-like road, footpath, Drain development & maintenance, Social & cultural works, street light, conservancy, geographic information system, mosquito control works are increasing now. Dhaka became beautiful and Green City day by day. His active participation in many International Arena like- "Earth Quake and Megacity" conference in Shanghai, "World Mayors Summit" in Moscow, Water & Cities Theme Events" in Japan, "Pro-Poor and Sustainable Urban Water and Waste Water Management" in Thailand, "World Summit on Information" in France & Switzerland, "Mayors for Peace" in New York etc. helped to understand all about his farsightedness for the multi-directional development of the City. Moreover he attended in many conferences in USA, UK, Saudi Arab & so on. He is father of one daughter and two sons.