The Union was registered as a co-operative Union in 2015 by the Department of co-operatives in Ghana, under the following legislation framework; The Co-operative Societies decree, 1968 (NLCD 252) and Co-operative Societies Regulations, 1968 (L.I. 604).
All 57 cocoa districts under the Union have been registered as Co-operative Societies. The Zones (communities) have not been independently registered yet but are still recognized as a means of organizing members under the co-operative societies. The main benefits that members stand to gain from the new structure are: improved Ownership, improved Compliance, improved Commitment, increased transparency, increased accountability, democracy and capacity development.