GOVERNMENT does not necessarily have to fire some of its 300 000-strong workforce to trim its bloated wage bill, Mthuli Ncube, newly sworn-in Finance minister, has said. The former African Development Bank vice president on Monday said while the civil service was in need of extensive reforms, the staggering wage bill could also be contained through efficient finance management. “I don’t want to talk about that because that is a very big agenda. All I can say is that fiscal consolidation is key, restoring the fiscal balance is key and there are several measures that one can take to achieve that, including better tax collection. “There is need to improve service delivery, using money properly without retrenching people is also…