Some residents of Ampabame No1 in the Atwima Kwanwoma District of the Ashanti region have abandoned a newly constructed KVIP public toilet facility to openly defecate for fear that they will be killed by a river deity if patronized. The ultra-modern toilet facility built by the Chief and the Assembly Member of the area is sited close to the shrine of the river even though the facility was under construction before the shrine was moved to the current site. The fetish priestess of the shrine is alleged to have said that the deity will kill the first five people who will use the facility if the necessary rituals are not performed. Because of the fear created, the Assembly Member for the area, Mr. Michael Ofosuhene said, even though rituals have been performed by the traditional authorities, the residents have declined to patronize the facility and resorted to open defecation. Mr. Ofosuhene said a series of stakeholders' engagements and public education have been organized on the need to use the facility yet the residents have declined and defecated on roadsides and bushes.